If you curled up to watch the Netflix adaptation of Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, you probably fell in love with Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky; I know I did (and I had read the books before, so I knew what was coming, and I still was surprised and delighted). Once you finish swooning and are looking for a new book to lift your heart, what titles should you check out?
If you haven’t already read the rest of Han’s series, you must read:
- P.S., I Still Love You
- Always and Forever, Lara Jean
After that, try one of these sweet YA romances:
Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins–Anna’s father sends her to a posh boarding school in Paris and she gets over her initial reluctance when she meets a boy who becomes her best friend…and possibly more?
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares, by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan–Lily sets up a series of challenges for an anonymous suitor and Dash is the boy who accepts the challenge. Their series of escalating dares sets the scene for a unique love story, with the swoon-worthy bonus of being set in New York City around the holiday season.
Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell–a true young adult classic, this tale of two misfits falling in love will make you laugh, cry, and warm your heart. It’s an absolute must.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapien’s Agenda, by Becky Albertalli–also the basis for a very sweet film adaptation, this tale tells the story of Simon, who is closeted, being blackmailed, AND navigating the typical awkwardness of teen life.
The Sun is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon–a high-achiever and a girl hours away from being deported meet suddenly and fall in love at first sight.
When Dimple Met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon–Unbeknownst to Dimple, her parents have arranged a marriage for her, and her would-be husband is at the same summer camp, ready to woo her.